Western equine encephalitis hits Nevada chickens

08/18/2010 | KTVN-TV (Reno, Nev.)

Certain chickens in Lemmon Valley, Nev., tested positive for Western equine encephalitis, putting horses in Washoe County at increased risk for contracting the disease. Horse owners are urged to have their animals vaccinated against encephalitis as well as West Nile virus. "Horses are very sensitive to these viruses, and so it can kill them," one area official said.

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